Watch helicopter hover over Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill

The helicopter landed briefly on Hampstead Heath before flying off again

The helicopter landed briefly on Hampstead Heath before flying off again - Credit: Archant

Walkers watched in awe as a military-style helicopter briefly landed on Hampstead Heath this afternoon before flying off again.

It is not yet known why the helicopter was on the Heath.

Twitter user @LeeanP, who shot a video, told the Ham&High: “It flew low, landed by the lido for few mins, took off, did a circle and went!”

She added: “Too much excitement for a Friday!”